ZEN Vs BCK Fantasy Team Overview, Match Centre And Probable Playing 5: Khimki slump back into bottom spot after suffering their sixth defeat of the season.
Finally snapping their winless run in the 2020-21 edition of the Euroleague, it looked like things had finally turned a page for Khimki this season. Pulling off a win which had evaded them all season long, their first after a run of five defeats, the Russians took on Fenerbache looking to emulate that win.
They completely faltered in their task though, losing 83-71 on the day as their conventional issues once again refused to get out of their hair. Turning white as a sheet on the day, the defeat saw Khimki once again occupy bottom place in the marquee league, a slot which is fast looking destined to be their home for the remainder of the season.
Where Khimki have failed to elevate Russia’s reputation at the global stage, Zenit on the other hand are covering over Khimki’s tracks. With three wins in four outings, Zenit are fast propelling themselves up the points tally, something they’ll be looking to expediate with a second win on the bounce today.
ZEN Vs BCK Fantasy Probable Winner
These two competitors from the same land will play out a mismatch today with Zenit thrashing Khimki out of the park.
Probable Playing 5
Pangos, Rivers, Fridzon, Hollins, Ponitka
Booker, Bertans, Mickey, Timma, Jerebko
Match: Zenit Vs Khimki
Date And Time: 17th November, Tuesday: 10:30pm
Venue: Sibur Arena, Saint Petersburg
- Will: 14 Points
- Mickey: 19 Points
- Will: 7 Rebounds
- Mickey: 7 Rebounds
Lyon Vs Zenit: 53-66
Fenerbache Vs Khimki: 83-71
In a dismal and dreary Khimki unit, Alexey Shved has emerged as an elusive reason to rejoice. The point guard has been in stupendous touch all across the life of the league, a player who has left no stone unturned to try and uplift his side’s performances.
Given the manner in which Zenit will dominate proceedings today, Billy Baron is set to get an elevated role in his side’s shooting arounds, minutes he’ll make full use of to down his three pointers.
Paired alongside him for the day’s scrimmage is Mateusz Ponitka who delivered 9 points, 3 dimes and 5 rebounds in the side’s last triumph.
Not only did Will Thomas end up as Zenit’s top scorer in that outing with 14 points to his name but he helped himself to 7 boards as well to maintain a high conversion rate inside the paint.
Any aspirations Khimki have of defeating Zenit today will fall squarely on the duo we have snagged from club here. We begin with Jonas Jerebko who delivered 12 points, 3 assists and 5 rebounds the last time he stepped out for the side.
Jordan Mickey moved in unison with him as he touched the roof with 19 points and 7 rebounds, the power forward’s finest performance of this season.
He’s been guilty of being inconstant this season but when in fluent touch, Greg Monroe is a real force to be reckoned with. The 11 points and 8 rebounds he had the last time around typified this narrative to make him the final pick from Khimki.
Zenit will meanwhile see us opt for the guile filled Aruras Gudaitis after he stormed his way into the paint to pull off 11 points and 7 rebounds.
His well endowed skill set will see Shved lead our side out as the star player while Mickey is the pro player.
Shved, Baron, Ponitka, Jerebko, Mickey, Thomas, Monroe, Greg
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